This book is Michel Henry’s most sustained investigation of Husserlian phenomenology. With painstaking detail and precision, Henry reveals the decisive methodological assumptions that led Husserlian phenomenology in the direction of Idealism. Returning to the materiality of life, Henry’s material phenomenology situates central phenomenological themesintentionality, temporality, embodiment, and intersubjectivitywithin the full concreteness of life.
One of the most accessible of Henry’s books, Material Phenomenology is essential reading for those interested in the future of phenomenology or in a philosophy of life in the truest sense.
About the Author
Michel Henry (1922–2002) was Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Paul Valery, Montpelier. Among his many works are The Essence of Manifestation (Nijhoff , 1973), Incarnation. Une philosophie de la chair (Seuil, 2000), I Am the Truth (2002), Material Phenomenology (2008), Seeing the Invisible: On Kandinsky (Bloomsbury, 2009), and From Communism to Capitalism (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Scott Davidson is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University.